Today marked fifteen years since our Nintendo Life started, and five years since I wrote about our tenth anniversary, it feels like it’s just yesterday. Back in 2015, Nintendo teased us with NX and mobile games. really Start immersed in Wii U. We wouldn’t say it was the darkest time for Nintendo, but it was pretty grim.
Fast-forward to the present, and to be fair it has been an incredible five years for Nintendo and Nintendo Life. We have grown significantly during that time, and not just in terms of the number of visitors; Our team has expanded and our company has matured in many different ways. The Switch has clearly been an integral part of our success in recent years, and we must congratulate Nintendo on their latest achievement; after all, a powerful Nintendo is clearly one very Good thing when you̵7;re running a Nintendo-focused website.
It can’t all praising Nintendo, though; Those who don’t know us often mistake us for blind fanboys, which cannot be further from the truth. To be fair, we no longer understand Nintendo’s strategy or conspiracy as it was five years ago. The company continues to make strange choices often and so, we will continue to question them. The phrase “because Nintendo” is still plentiful, even though the Switch has been a remarkable success. Hopefully those of you who have been with us for so long appreciate the editorial balance we have achieved on this site.
It definitely keeps the reader interesting and simple that we never had much to say – even in the early days of the Wii and DS (combined total sales: more than 250 million), there doesn’t seem to be as much going on in the world of Nintendo as it is now. EShop has a flood of new releases every week – itself a potential problem – meaning we have to pick and choose which game to review; Our previous missions are included all digital releases (an easily maintained goal in the desperate days of 3DS and Wii U) had sadly failed.
For consumers, the industry is delivering amazing number of games at the moment and we are preparing to launch a new generation of consoles, with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (and Series S) coming out this month. Nintendo has yet to reveal its hardware plans for the next decade, but smart money is on the rise and is no longer “Revolutionary” as we saw it back in 2006.
Anyway, that’s more than enough waffling; Let’s dive into the “thank you” messages.
Thank you, thank you, thank you
The website (and the YouTube channel) wouldn’t exist without it friend, Readers. Whether you visit for hours every day (we know who you are) or once a month, whether you first visited in 2005 or today, I want to say a lot. thank you.
Next is our thanks to our hardworking and dedicated staff, Ryan, Gavin, Liam with Alex, Zion and Jon on YouTube and Darren and Damien, my fellow Directors. Their collective efforts in recent years have been an honor to work with them, and I look forward to even more.
Thanks also to our current regular team of collaborators, which includes, Mitch Vogel, Alan Lopez, Gonçalo Lopes, Chris Scullion, Austin Voigt, PJ O’Reilly, Stuart Gipp, Ollie Reynolds, Henry Stockdale, Kate Gray, Matthew Castle, Jon Mundy, Robert Sephazon and Pete Davison.
I must also thank the authors on other sites for including and appropriately linking to our content – Cap top – and who shared our posts on social media.
Behind the scenes, there’s also a lot of people who help make things happen. Thank you to our partners at Gamer Network, in particular Simon Maxwell, Jon Hicks, And Robinson and his excellent sales team Alistair Pardoe, Nadine Alden, Callum Johnson, Julia Cohick and Matt Butlin. Special thanks also Richard Badley, Craig Munro and Mark Kennedy for their technical support. In the end, a more special thanks must go to one and only Rupert Loman, the former CEO of Gamer Network, who has trusted us since 2011 and has been an integral part of our growth over the years.
Thanks also Kornel and Andrew at 44byte for providing us with some excellent infrastructure and Andrew Bowler at Loughborough University, who oversaw our relocation to a niche, dedicated office space last year.
We should also thank Nintendo itself and many others, much staff we have been in contact with for years who have helped us do interesting things like having our own page on the 3DS eShop, running a booth at EGX and having access to people like Shigeru Miyamoto and Charles Martinet.
Last but not least are all of the game developers and publishers we cover. Thank you for creating our game and for helping us get as many people’s attention as possible. We appreciate your support and we hope the positive reviews we published will do your justice (and the negative reviews have propelled you to higher heights) .
Look to the future
The past five years have been great – for a variety of reasons – and we’re looking forward to the next five. We’ll continue to grow our website and expand our team to cover as much of the world of Nintendo as we can, along with our sister sites Push Square, Pure Xbox and Stadia Life (yes, last page the same is a joke. Or is it?).
Obviously the world is in trouble right now for various reasons, which means we can’t celebrate this birthday at rather the way I envisioned it. Everyone has to adapt in different ways, including ourselves.
One thing we are frequently asked is “Where can I buy Nintendo Life T-shirts?”, Possibly because they are professionally modeled by Alex, Zion and Jon on their videos. Now, we don’t completely Definitely how much demand for these things is, so we assembled a limited quantity store to test the waters. If you are interested in taking a t-shirt and showing your support for the site, then use the links below – if everything goes well, we will definitely do it entire range in 2021. Oops! (PS. If you order 2x T-shirts, you will get a 20% discount on the second one)
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Aside from T-Shirts, we have lots of other things we’re looking to do in the years to come, but for now, we should go back to reporting on the latest Nintendo news; Without a doubt, Nintendo ignored another Direct for the duration of my writing.
What is your memory when you turn 15? Are you 15 years old? (Well, that makes us feel old.) When was the first time you visited Nintendo Life? Let us know in the comments below.